A fascinating new study finds patients report worse side effects when a drug costs more money.
We all would like to avoid that feeling of loneliness. Research shows it’s terrible for our health; it diminishes cognitive performance and the immune system, increases the risk of heart disease and dementia and hastens early death. And the psychological effects are just as bad; studies show that people need strong social connections to feel happy and find meaning in their lives, and that many of us would actually rather receive mild electroshocks than be alone.
Michael Grothaus: There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found that to be true: Anything of significance I’ve accomplished in my life has, at least in part, been due to the attitude I’ve held, even when there were negative factors working against me that were outside my control.
One of the conclusions of a series of recent studies on the link between personality and place, Introverts prefer mountains. People tend to see mountain areas as more peaceful and calm. Meanwhile, extroverts often prefer flat, open areas that tend to be viewed as more exciting, sociable and stimulating. Continue reading… “Your personality affects where you should live”
There are a lot of perks that come with being bilingual. Job prospects are better, a boost in cognitive abilities, and even protection from dementia. Now new research shows that depending on the specific language they are operating in, they can also view the world in different ways. Continue reading… “Research shows your view of the world changes with the language you speak”
Stroke victims could have more time to seek treatment that could reduce harmful effects on the brain, thanks to tiny blobs of gelatin that could deliver the medication to the brain non-invasively.
Colors affect our moods, feelings, even our behaviors.
Different colors evoke different emotions in all of us, and marketers have been taking advantage of this for years. But which colors spur which emotions? (Infographic)
Get someone to do a favor for you.
Here is a list of the top ten ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making someone feel bad.